Constructed during World War II in order to protect 15 submarines, this is a building of impressive dimensions: the base is ... More
Base sous Marine (La)
Constructed during World War II in order to protect 15 submarines, this is a building of impressive dimensions: the base is 300 meters (328 yards) long, covers 42,000 square meters (over ten acres) of surface area on the ground, and incorporates 600,000 cubic meters (almost 800,000 cubic yards) of concrete. Visitors to the base can look at exhibits on its history and construction, which required 19 months of work by more than 6000 people. Today the space is used as a cultural center for dance shows, theater, concerts, and art exhibits. Some large-scale private governmental events are also held there.
Went to the base and walked round the one bay that was open and into an exhibition that had nothing whatsoever to do with the base or its construction. spent about ten minutes there. dissappointed to say the least. most useless history lesson ever
Musee National de la Marine is devoted to the history of the French navy. Founded in 1827 on the initiative
of one of Charles X's sons, this place houses a unique collection. Located in the west wing of the ...